Frequently asked questions

What’s the current weather at Snowbird?
You can get the above information and more by visiting our Mountain Report or by calling 801.933.2222 from Salt Lake City, or 801.742.2222 elsewhere, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. This includes current temperatures, winds, snow, cloud cover, visibility, Tram status, Terrain status and trail grooming.

Can I fly my drone at Snowbird?
Aerial Drone use is prohibited at Snowbird.

Can I bring my pet to Snowbird?
No pets are allowed in the canyon, in the lodges, or kept in vehicles during your visit, except by special permit (canyon residents, rescue, and service dogs). Little Cottonwood Canyon is part of the Salt Lake City Protected Watershed. For more information, visit

Besides skiing and snowboarding, what other winter activities are available?
Snowbird offers a wide variety of winter activities for the whole family. In addition, we offer great restaurants and shopping. Enjoy the world-renowned Cliff Spa offering massages, wraps, yoga, weight room, full service salon, exclusive rooftop pool and hot tub.

What is Snowbird's elevation?
Snowbird’s base elevation, at the Snowbird Center, is 8,100 feet. Snowbird’s highest point is at Hidden Peak, where the Tram docks—a whopping 11,000 feet.

Do I need 4-wheel drive or snow tires? What other forms of transportation are there?
By law, snow tires or chains are required on all vehicles entering the canyon from November 1st to May 1st. During heavy snowstorms, the canyon may be temporarily restricted to 4WD or chain-equipped vehicles only.

We recommend the UTA Ski Bus, which travels to the resort frequently throughout the day. For UTA Ski Bus fares and information, call UTA at 1.888.743.3882 or visit You can access the 2019/20 UTA bus schedule here: 2019/20 UTA Bus Schedule

We also recommend Canyon Transportation, a convenient shuttle servicing Salt Lake International Airport, Little Cottonwood Canyon and elsewhere in the Salt Lake Valley. Make shuttle reservations through Snowbird’s Central Reservations, or call Canyon Transportation directly at 1.800.255.1841.

When can I call for lodging reservations? Is there a toll-free number for lodging reservations?
You can reach Snowbird's Central Reservations office 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, by calling their toll-free number at 1-800-232-9542, or 801.933.2222 or email